Author Archives: Annie Correal

About Annie Correal

Annie Correal is a reporter based in New York, where she has covered crime, immigration and breaking news for The New York Times and El Diario, and contributed radio pieces to WNYC, NPR and This American Life. She is working on a new, Spanish language storytelling podcast, Radio Ambulante (www.radioambulante.org) scheduled to launch in 2012. Annie was born in Bogota and raised between California and Colombia.
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Perry Fumbles With Hispanics in New York

GOP Presidential candidate Rick Perry met with Hispanic community leaders in his visit to New York this week. He was greeted with a little warmth and a lot of skepticism.

Gillibrand's evolution: "On the Immigrant Side" read El Diario's cover on October 18, 2010

Gillibrand Vows to Take on Immigration Reform

NY Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand was initially attacked by immigrant groups for not being sensitive to their issues. Now, as she runs for reelection, she’s reaching out to Hispanic voters and gave El Diario/La Prensa an exclusive interview.

Victor Cariás, a supervisor on an oil spill cleanup crew in the Gulf of Mexico - Photo: Annie Correal

Hard, Dirty, Work: Latinos Clean Up The Gulf of Mexico

The massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has drawn clean up workers from near and far. Many of these workers are Latinos, so-called “disaster migrants” who go from catastrophe to catastrophe and aid in the repair efforts. Fi2W’s Annie Correal documented their lives in a radio piece for Latino USA.